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The History of the Woodcock Sports Centre Talk

Woodcock swimming pool

Local historian Steve Beauchampe will give a talk about the 151-year history of the Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, which contains Birmingham's oldest swimming pool on Monday 17th October at 6:30pm in G11.

Steve Beauchampe, co-author of Played in Birmingham, is a freelance writer, researcher and photographer on sport, music and architectural issues.

A supporter of Birmingham City and Warwickshire CCC, Steve was one of founders of the seminal football fanzine Off The Ball, and was a leading member of the Football Supporters Association from 1989-96.

He is an active member of the Friends of Moseley Road Baths and is currently writing a centenary history of the Grade II* building. He is also undertaking a photographic survey of Birmingham, West Bromwich and Solihull's entire stock of sports grounds and buildings as part of the creation of a wider archive of this aspect of the city's sporting heritage

This talk is to mark the re-opening of the Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre and is open to all staff.

For more information email s.j.foster1@aston.ac.uk  or call Ext 4630.

19 Septemember 2011.